Forgive me if I'm completely missing it, but it seems like the comments section of this post
has been closed.
I have a dumb question, I'm not real familiar with electronics and power streams, but if I'm reading this right:
If the forward voltage of the LED is < 3v forward voltage, a resistor is going to bring it back into that 'completely safe, long-lasting' zone?
For reference, i'm planning on using throwies (possibly inside a ping pong ball as a diffuser) inside paper lamps at my wedding, for part of the centerpieces. Thus, they only need to last about 12 hours, but the heat was the main concern.
So if i were using this purple LED
i wouldn't need a resistor, and would still get the life I was hoping for, but using this yellow one
, I would likely be better off with a 200ohm resistor in between the LED and battery, correct?
Thanks for your time, bookmarked the blog for future references, above and beyond this issue.